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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thu, 06 Oct 2005, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Oct 06, Klaus Ethgen <Klaus@Ethgen.de> wrote:
> > .localdomain is such a peace of shit which only makes troubles. So
> Please explain which troubles.

Some programs will try to solve the reverse for, during normal
operations (not to verify WHAT points to, but because it is doing
reverse DNS for every connection, and one just came over lo).  

Some of these programs, due to utter braindamage, special-case the string
"localhost".  Change that, and they break.  Mysql is the highest profile
case, apparently.

Still, WHAT does a canonical name of localhost.localdomain. for
brings us?  It is completely useless, it adds no extra functionality over a
plain canonical name of "localhost".  And it breaks badly designed
applications.  While it pains me to say so (I absolutely *loathe* bad
design), reverting that completely useless change looks like a very good
idea to me.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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